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SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Extending the Spectrum
Date: 3/26/2020
Sponsors:
Vecima
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In their never-ending pursuit of more bandwidth, cable technologists are now working on new DOCSIS specs that would raise the industry's RF spectrum ceiling from the current 1.2GHz limit to at least 1.8GHz. At the same time, they are exploring options to raise the ceiling to 3GHz in the near future and possibly as high as 6GHz later on. This webinar will focus of the options for extending the plant spectrum, the opportunities that those options will open up and the challenges that the effort will present.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Making Way for DAA
Date: 2/20/2020
Sponsors:
SCTE, Harmonic, Red Hat, Vecima, VIAVI
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Following years of fits and starts, cable operators and vendors in both North America and Europe are finally starting to roll out various distributed access architecture (DAA) options for shifting key headend functions and equipment to the access network, thereby expanding the HFC network's capacity to deliver new, more advanced services and operate more efficiently and effectively. But, whether they are leveraging Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY or some other type of DAA, cablecos and their tech partners are finding that deploying DAA is even harder than expected. In this session, we will examine the latest DAA moves by operators and vendors, the strategies they are pursuing, the hurdles they are encountering and the early lessons they are learning.
SCTE•ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Future-Proofing with Fiber
Date: 1/16/2020
Sponsors:
SCTE
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No matter how much their network upgrade strategies may differ, cable operators have united around one cause – putting more fiber in their plant. Whether they intend to embrace the pending DOCSIS 4.0 specs, shift to a distributed access architecture (DAA), pursue network virtualization or go fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), they all aim to keep installing more fiber lines to advance their goals because of fiber's superior capacity and performance. In this webinar, we will look at the cable industry's continuing progress in its fiber crusade, the opportunities that fiber offers, the fiber-related technologies that can be leveraged and the obstacles to adding more fiber to the HFC plant.
Virtualizing the Cable Architecture
Date: 12/12/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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After getting off to a late start, the cable industry is now advancing in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) space, even leading the way in virtualizing its access networks. But, while cablecos are beginning to virtualize such key network functions and hardware as firewalls, routers, set-top boxes and even CMTS chasses, they still have a ways to go. In this session, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey, what it should virtualize next and which challenges must still be overcome.

Securing the Cable Network
Date: 11/14/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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Wary of the increasing number of hacks into enterprise and consumer data networks, cable technologists are pursuing ways to protect their increasingly complex networks and their customers from cyber attacks. CableLabs, for instance, is developing a “Micronets” framework to safeguard the home network. In this session, experts from CableLabs and elsewhere will discuss what cable operators can do to keep the bad guys out.

Automating the Cable Network
Date: 10/17/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat
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Like other network operators, cable providers are seeking to automate their networks for a variety of reasons, including simplifying network provisioning, scaling services more efficiently, gaining more insights into their customers and cutting operational costs. They are also looking to boost bandwidth utilization and service quality. But putting AI and automation to work is no easy task. In this session, we’ll focus on where the industry stands with automation now and how operators can make strides.

Bringing HDR video to Life
Date: 9/19/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE
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In their drive to sell more 4K TVs, consumer electronics makers are embracing HDR, or High Dynamic Range, a technique that expands the range of both color and contrast significantly on a TV set. This technology makes images appear to have more depth and richness. But it puts even more bandwidth and compression demands on pay-TV providers. How can cable operators meet those demands? In this session, we’ll look at what’s possible.

Deploying Next-Gen PON
Date: 8/15/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE, Corning, VIAVI Solutions
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While DOCSIS may never die, it's not the only transmission technology in cable's arsenal anymore. With the industry's growing emphasis on Fiber Deep and FTTH rollouts, cable operators are increasingly turning to EPON, 10G EPON and other PON flavors to move bits over their fiber-rich networks. Where does the industry stand with PON now? What kinds of trials, pilots and rollouts are happening? How will NG-PON get deployed? In this session, our experts will assess PON's prospects in the DOCSIS world.

SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar: Bracing for the 5G Era
Date: 7/18/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE, Red Hat, Netscout
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Seeking to stay ahead of aggressive rivals like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, cable operators are busily upgrading their networks for multi-gigabit speeds, cloud-based IP video services and next-gen wireless services. But now, with the emergence of 5G technology, the big question is whether cablecos will be able to harness 5G to their advantage or find themselves fighting a rearguard action against it. In this session, we will tackle the opportunities and challenges that 5G presents for cable in an increasingly converged world and discuss how operators can make the most of it.

SCTE.ISBE Live Learning Webinar Series: Adopting Cloud Computing
Date: 6/20/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE, RedHat, Intel
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Like other network providers, cable operators are looking to leverage cloud computing to offer various hardware-based products as software-based services, including both residential and business services. Operators are taking this route to improve the customer experience, bring new services to market quicker, scale them easier and reduce costs, among other things. But getting started can seem daunting. In this session, we’ll explore how operators can begin putting cloud computing to work.

The Impact of Full Duplex DOCSIS on Cable Networks
Date: 5/16/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE, Antronix
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Now that most larger North American MSOs are wrapping up their rollouts of DOCSIS 3.1, it’s time to prepare for rolling out the next DOCSIS spec – Full Duplex DOCSIS. But that’s easier said than done because Full Duplex requires operators to extend fiber much deeper into their access networks and eliminate all amplifiers. What kind of impact will Full Duplex have on the HFC network? How can operators cope? Our experts will tackle these issues and more.

Maintaining an HFC Network
Date: 4/18/2019
Sponsors:
SCTE, Viavi Solutions
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While industry technologists love to expound on their plans to upgrade and expand the cable HFC network to deliver new services, it’s at least as critical to monitor, manage and maintain the network to deliver existing services. And such maintenance work will only become more important as the HFC network becomes more complex and sophisticated. In this session, we’ll look at the key maintenance functions of network testing, measurement, fiber connectorization and cleaning.

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